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10 DIY's That'll Really Upgrade Your Home

Written by Grace & Silas
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As much as we want to decorate or redecorate our home, not all of us have the budget to spend a lot. I mean let get’s real, some home decor can be expensive and some DIY projects demand a lot of time and materials.

However, this should not be an issue anymore since I’ve found some awesome DIY projects that are all budget friendly and super easy to do. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Frost Your Windows with Cornstarch

If your room needs a little privacy and flair, then do yourself a favor and try this DIY window frost. You’ll just need a mixture of 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 3 cups of water and a thin fabric lace. This takes less than an hour from start to finish and the result it gives, is totally awesome and functional.

Faux Marble Coffee Table

Rather than repainting your coffee table, try getting some faux marble contact paper in your local craft store and start wrapping your table. It’ll look decorative, elegant, and expensive while still being on a budget.

Hang Floating Shelves to Add Storage Space

Instead of keeping your valuables on a table or counter, save some space and look into floating shelves that can be installed in your bathroom, kitchen, or next to your bed. All you have to do is paint wood and brackets and let them dry. Then hang and screw the brackets making sure it’s attached properly. Attach the wood to the brackets and you’re done.

Stencil Your Carpet

Say goodbye to your plain and boring carpet and welcome a new and stylish one by simply doing some quick stenciling. Choose the stencil designs you want, use a painter tape to hold the stencil in place, and start painting your carpet.

Replace Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Aside from painting your cabinets, another easy way to decorate it while on a budget is by replacing the outdated handles. Think about all the ceramics, brushed nickel, and hammered brass possibilities. They’ll instantly give a fancy and stylish look to your kitchen without spending too much time and money.

DIY Colander Pendant Light

If you have an unused colander, put it to good use and try out this DIY project. Just drill a hole in the bottom of the colander for the wire and insert it. Attach a light bulb socket inside and hang the lamp.

Headboard Stencil

In addition to the above tip, why not try to stencil your headboard as well. They’re more up-to-date than wallpaper and more interesting than the ordinary headboard.

Half-Painted Walls

One of the simplest and smartest trick to give the illusion of a taller ceiling is by painting your walls half-painted. Paint the first half with a cool palette of paint and then paint the next half with a tone that compliments the other paint color.

Add Some Window Boxes

Lastly, don’t forget to upgrade your home’s exterior as well. You can easily install some window boxes in your home by using some dollar store bought wire baskets. Add some potted plants and hang on your window.


Now, If you have any questions about these tips, comment down below, I’d love to help you out!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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